Westside Katydid Run this Sunday 8:00 AM
- A great tune-up for the Baltimore marathon!
Sunday, October 8, 2006
Gwynns Falls Trailhead
Carroll Park, Baltimore
Course: This is an "age-graded" handicap event over a 10K course. In other words, the very young who have yet to reach their prime, and the old who have lost some of their physical skills, get a pre-determined headstart on those in their prime running years. There are specific tables developed for this type of competition known as "WAVA Tables" that allow us to calculate a "fair" handicap for all ages. The event is different and unusual. In the tables we are using, a 63 year-old women gets a ten-minute headstart over a 61 year-old man, and has a 25 minute headstart over a 29 year-old man. The 61 year-old male thus has a 15 minute headstart.
The end result is a fast closing finish, alot of fun, and alot different.
The race will be run on the Gwynns Falls Trail, arguably Baltimore's best-kept running secret. It is a very scenic out-and-back with a half-mile popsicle loop at the turn-around. The course crosses over and under active railroad lines, crosses over the Gwynns Falls several times, and runs parallel with the Falls for a number of miles.
Timing services provided by the Baltimore Road Runners Club.
TNT Member, no premium: $4.00
BRRC/TNT Member with premium: $10.00
Non-BRRC/TNT Member, no premium: $15.00
Non-BRRC/TNT Member with premium: $20.00
The premium is a fantastic commerative coffee cup that you will be proud to show off in your home or office!
Online Registration at active.com.
Procedes are allocated to fees and permits, equipment rental, timing, premiums,and then net procedes are to be donated to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in Kati's honor.
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